Jubilant Repose - East of Market



$1,050,000 MLS #1576134 Status: Pending

1819 3rd St

4 BEDS |  2BATHS
or 3 BEDS + BONUS
1,624 SQUARE FEET
LOT SIZE 7,507
TWO GAS FIREPLACES
AIR-CONDITIONING
TWO GIANT DECKS
WESTERN EXPOSURE
KITCHENAID APPLIANCES
EDIBLE GARDEN
SHED WITH POWER
YEAR BUILT 1977
REMODELED 2001


Jubilant Repose – East of Market. This endearing, cheerful home stands proud and buoyant among a statuesque magnolia, grape trellises, and petite lilacs. Craftsman details and natural colors instill a sense of heritage in coveted East of Market with multiple no-car-needed destinations in all directions.

Flexible floorplan offers a master suite option on either level – 4 beds total, or 3 plus large bonus. Huge bathrooms and abundant storage. Kitchen with island seating, pretty recycled glass pendants, and KitchenAid appliances. Two huge decks overlook a gorgeous green lawn with full western exposure, soothing sunsets and snippets of Seattle’s landscape. A/C, two-car garage, two gas fireplaces, and an enviable backyard – plus a detached shed with power. Fantastic functionality, sweet details, and beautiful surroundings – including berries, plums, and cherries May to September! Enjoy nearby parks, the all-new Peter Kirk Elementary, Kirkland Urban/QFC, and the Lake Washington waterfront. Move-in-ready East of Market at an outstanding value.




Sweet Home Decor



Add a little love to your home this month with these easy ideas. First up: Cutest printable file from Etsy - we love this for year-round use!


For those needing to keep little hands busy - a simple project with colorful poms and a small canvas (tutorial here).



And if you need to get a gift to someone, we LOVE the options at The Sill ... these little hoya "hearts" are sometimes stocked at Molbak's too, but sell out quickly.


February 7, 2020

2020 Real Estate Forecast: Matthew Gardner



Click here to watch Matthew Gardner's concise assessment of 2020's Real Estate Market.

SOLD: Urban Luxury



List Price: $1,598,000

728 4th Ct S
We helped our clients purchase this stunning new construction property in the heart of Moss Bay with Lakeview Elementary, Google, parks, the waterfront, and downtown Kirkland at its doorstep. This darling family is returning from a few years in Georgia and we're so excited to welcome them back to the Pacific Northwest!

SOLD: Highlands Retreat


Sold Price: $907,500

10526 111th Ave NE
We helped our clients purchase this magical property with amazing privacy and a peaceful treed setting, steps to the Cross Kirkland Corridor! Huge bonus: best friends for close-by neighbors make settling in even easier. Congrats!

Just Listed: Urban Delight - Rose Hill



$409,000 MLS #1501067 Status: Pending

8248 126th Ave NE C-302

2 BEDS |  1 BATH
838 SQUARE FEET
WOOD FIREPLACE
PRIVATE DECK
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
NEW  BERBER CARPET
STAINLESS APPLIANCES
WASHER + DRYER
COMMUNITY POOL
YEAR BUILT 1985

Urban Delight on Kirkland’s Rose Hill at Villa Sonoma, ideally located and poised for carefree living. Original owner was among first to purchase and chose this top-floor unit for its fantastic privacy and treed outlook. Brand new berber carpeting, modern interior colors, stainless appliances, and private deck fuel the appeal of this lofty unit flooded with sunshine thanks to southern exposure. Minutes to Microsoft, Google, Downtown Kirkland, I-405, and several nearby shopping destinations are within blocks. W/D closet, huge walk in closet, top-rated schools, dogs and cats are ok and no rental cap. Enjoy the best of everything in this serene urban retreat.

Look of the Week: Green Line House, Poland


This incredible house was designed by Mobius Architects and completed earlier this year in Poland. 


From the architects:

The solitary house blends in with the surroundings, lacking neighbouring buildings, away from roads. Harsh landscape prompted Przemek Olczyk, an architect and the author of the project, to use transparent and legible tectonics, thus embedding the building in the morphology of the plot.



Really beautiful isn't it? It's almost breathtaking how they so gracefully merged the structure with the land.

Via archdaily. Photography by Pawel Ulatowski.

Kirkland Ranked 5th Best Lake Town


recent study placed Kirkland as the 5th best lake town in the country! Criteria considered were Affordability, Weather, Safety, Economy, Education & Health, and Quality of Life. You can view the full report here (note Ocean towns are listed first, then Lake towns are listed).  Mercer Island and Redmond were ranked 6th and 8th respectively! 







August 16, 2019

Just Listed: Fresh Contentment, Grasslawn





$860,000 MLS #1501067 Status: SOLD

7319 143rd Ave NE
4 BEDS |  1.75 BATHS
HUGE GREAT ROOM
1,560 SQUARE FEET
FIREPLACE + SKYLIGHTS
REMODELED KITCHEN
REMODELED  BATHROOMS
LARGE PATIO & FENCED BACKYARD
AIR CONDITIONING
SECURITY SYSTEM
CENTRAL VACUUM
2 CAR GARAGE
LOT SIZE 9000
YEAR BUILT 1969


Just Listed: Splendor & Ease, East of Market



$1,795,000 MLS #1467458 Status: SOLD
443 18th Ave
4 BEDS |  3.5 BATHS
MAIN FLOOR DEN/LIBRARY
3106 SQUARE FEET
THREE FIREPLACES
REMODELED KITCHEN
LARGE MUDROOM
COVERED PATIO & TURF BACKYARD
SPRINKLER SYSTEM
EXTENSIVE MILLWORK & BUILT-INS
HARDWOOD FLOORS 
2 CAR GARAGE
LOT SIZE 7621
YEAR BUILT 2005

Just Listed: Craftsman, Elevated - East of Market



$1,695,000 MLS #1467450 Status: SOLD
523 19th Pl
4 BEDS |  2.5 BATHS
BONUS ROOM
2402 SQUARE FEET
LOT SIZE 7800
VIKING, LIEBHERR, FISHER & PAYKEL
WOLF DECK & SPA
HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT
SOLAR PANELS & TESLA POWER WALL
FORCED A/C ON MAIN
IN-FLOOR RADIANT HEAT
2 CAR GARAGE
EFFECTIVE YEAR BUILT 2014

KirklandStyle Update: Excise Tax Changes in 2020

As you may have heard, excise tax rates are changing next year.

Currently, the Washington state excise tax is 1.28%. Local municipalities add their excise tax on top of the state tax, with most cities in our area adding 0.50%, to total 1.78%. 

Effective January 1, 2020, Washington state will begin calculating real estate excise taxes based on a tier system:


Please Contact Us with any questions!

May 31, 2019